A Registered Respiratory Therapist has been validated by successful completion of NBRC requirements for professional RCP license and has greater than 1 year work experience in respiratory care. Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent
Greater than 1 year clinical experience in respiratory care, preferably in neonatal and/or adult intensive care units.
Current licensure from Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Current BLS is mandatory and must be maintained.
NRP is mandatory and must be maintained if assigned to work in the neonatal ICU.
Basic computer skills required.
Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care including protocol management.
Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally with other members of the health care team.
Must have the ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships with all members of the healthcare team.
Patient care units including critical care and ER.
Exposure to blood and body fluids.
Universal precautions required.
Extended periods of walking and standing required.
Minimal lifting, pushing and pulling required.
Normal shift work of 12 hours.
Internal Number: 146852
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.